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EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls

Abuja - European Union election observers on Saturday called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections.

In Nigeria's Lagos, aquatic weed plagues waterways

Lagos - Traffic jams on the snarled up roads of Nigeria's megacity of Lagos are legendary, but a growing problem is also clogging up the waterways of Africa's biggest city -- water hyacinths.

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in Africa's key economy.

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in Africa's key economy.

New Nigeria versus old as governor cuts emir's power

Kano - When the emir of Kano returned from pilgrimage this month, dancing supporters lined the streets to welcome a monarch commanding millions as one of Nigeria's principal Islamic leaders.

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

Lagos - Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

New York - A Nigerian peacekeeper was killed Saturday in an attack on the United Nations' stabilization mission in Mali, the UN said. The victim "succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified assailants" in Timbuktu, a statement said.

Nigerians hold birthday rally for girl held by Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigerian activists Tuesday staged a rally to mark the 16th birthday of a girl who was abducted by Boko Haram 449 days ago.

Nigerian women protest against police over sexual assaults

Abuja - Hundreds of protesters marched through the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday demanding an end to police impunity, after officers were accused of carrying out a string of sexual assaults.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested -- then assaulted

Abuja - In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.She says she was detained, assaulted and then raped by those meant to protect her.

Nigeria vows to capture killers of aid worker couple

Abuja - Nigeria's government vowed Tuesday to track down gunmen who stormed a luxury hotel and murdered two aid workers, a British woman and a Nigerian man, before abducting three other people.

Nigerian president increases minimum wage by two-thirds

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law an increase by two-thirds to the minimum wage in Africa's most populous country.It raises the minimum wage from 18,000 naira ($50, 44 euros) a month to 30,000 naira ($83).

'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria: experts

Lagos - Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Kuda - Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria.

In north Cameroon, the struggle to save youngsters from Boko Haram

Maroua - "My life changed completely," said 14-year-old Ina Viche, recalling the day in 2016 when her parents were killed by Boko Haram jihadists."While our parents were alive, we went to school. It was no longer possible when they died.

Nigeria ruling party stages come-back in key state vote

Kano - Nigeria's ruling party on Sunday won the crucial state of Kano in key governorship elections, as the opposition denounced the result, following violence and intimidation that hit the re-run vote.

Violence and intimidation marr re-run polls in Nigeria

Kano - Violence and voter intimidation once again marred polls in Nigeria Saturday, as voters tried to take part in re-run governorship and state elections already postponed once because of unrest.

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse: state govt

Lagos - Twenty people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and primary school in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, the authorities said on Friday.

Deposed Boko Haram leader detained not killed: sources

Kano - The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three well-informed sources have told AFP.

Search ends in Lagos building collapse as anger flares

Lagos - Emergency services on Thursday said they had called off the search for survivors of a building collapse that killed nine in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, as anger mounted over dilapidated property and unscrupulous owners.

Eight killed, 37 rescued, in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - Rescuers on Wednesday recovered eight bodies and rescued 37 people alive from the wreckage of a collapsed four-storey building in the Nigeria's economic capital LagosChildren had been attending an "illegal school" inside the residential building when t...

Counting begins in crunch Nigerian state polls

Lagos - Vote counting began after polls closed on Saturday in keenly fought governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria, held against a backdrop of political tensions and insecurity.

IS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief: sources

Kano - The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate -- and the group's future direction.

Kidnappers free Nigeria winger's mother: police

Warri - Kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week, police in the country's southeast said on Tuesday.

With cash, crime and drama, Nigeria politics inspire movie makers

Lagos - With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, their lawyers said Sunday.

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists 'illegal'

Lagos - A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election as opposition cries foul

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.

Rigging claims fly as Nigeria election results come in

Abuja - Nigeria's main opposition on Monday accused the ruling party of trying to rig presidential elections as the incumbent cemented a lead, but monitors voiced concern about polling day problems and violence that caused dozens of deaths.
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Another traffic situation seen at night in Lagos. Commercial motercyclists along with their passengers trying to pull through
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Women preparing meat to be shared from the festival
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With the public waste disposal mostly non-existent, middle class neighborhoods organize for their waste disposal
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A petrol station selling fuel in Lagos Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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A downtown photo of Jos, the Plateau State capital, north central Nigeria
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Mrs Toku Mike shows Digital Journal the logo of The Four Friends Dreams Alive Foundation on her phone.
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria prays after an half time encounter with Greece at the World Cup in South Africa.
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Graph showing number of outbreaks and deaths by year for Nigeria up through 2011.
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The items on display are vegetable oils (note the plastic bottles of red palm oil), tomatoes and pepper. Note the stacked yam tubers to right
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Bountiful harvest of gifts for the celebrant.
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Participants at the International Film Documentary Festival in Lagos, Nigeria
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Nigerian campaigner Leo Igwe
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Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
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A truck promotes the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag used by protesters of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping.
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Lagos Island/Lagos Harbor from Victoria Island
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Nigerian fans entering a bar in Lagos to watch the AFCON finals between Nigerian Burkina Faso on Sunday
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A slaughtered ram under dresing before cutting
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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan
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